Raphine, Virginia

unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virgina

Raphine is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County in the Shenandoah Valley in the U.S. state of Virginia.

The name "Raphine" came from an old Greek word "raphis", meaning "to sew." It was chosen in honor of James Edward Allen Gibbs (1829-1902). American inventor and industrialist Cyrus McCormick lived here before moving to Chicago.

In addition to Walnut Grove, the Kennedy-Lunsford Farm and Kennedy-Wade Mill are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

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  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.